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Uses of Lemongrass Essential Oil

Updated: Jan 28, 2021

  • Air freshener: Add 20 drops lemongrass oil to water in a spray mist bottle and use as a natural air freshener or diffuse in a diffuser to deodorize the air in a room.

  • Hair loss: Lemongrass oil can strengthen the hair follicles. Massage a few drops of lemongrass oil diluted in a carrier oil in your scalp for two minutes and rinse out.

  • Insect repellent: Lemongrass mild smell repels insects like mosquitoes and ants. Make your own repellent spray by adding ½ cup witch hazel, ½ cup apple cider vinegar and 40 drops lemongrass to a glass spray bottle and use as a natural repellent spray.

  • Relieve stress and anxiety: Add lemongrass oil to your body lotion or dilute in a carrier oil and massage onto your skin, for a natural stress reliever.

  • Relieve muscle cramps and soreness: After a heavy workout, help relieve muscle soreness and cramping by adding 1-2 drops lemongrass oil to your bath or rubbing it onto your muscles diluted in a carrier oil.

  • Stomach aches or diarrhoea: Adding 1 drop lemongrass oil to tea or soup helps to improve stomach aches and diarrhoea.

  • Headaches: Massage 1 drop lemongrass oil diluted in a carrier oil onto your temples to relieve headaches.

  • Foot fungus: Lemongrass oil can be added to your foot soak water, to help relieve foot fungus such as athletes’ foot.

  • Colds and flu: Due to its anti-inflammatory abilities, lemongrass oil can be used when vaporizing or during steam inhalation to relieve the symptoms of colds and flu.

  • Internally: Lemongrass oil has been recognized by the FDA as safe for internal use, but only when using 100% therapeutic grade, high-quality oil. You can add a drop to a glass of water as a dietary supplement.